“CHILDREN SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES IN WHATEVER WAY THEY WISH AS IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR GROWTH.”
The idea to spread more creativity, happiness, confidence and self-esteem among kids by turning a popular clothing item into a fun and interactive design piece gave birth to Polkadot What in 2011.
We believe that fashion is an outer form of expression of oneself that one must enjoy and embrace. Our goal is to make clothes fun, stylish and bold as well as inspiring and positive in order to make an impact on kids self-esteem at an early age. Therefore our team focuses on building a brand that provides girls, ages 2 to 10 years old, with templates that afford them to create leggings with positive prints and colors that represent their personalities.
This positive philosophy all starts at home base – the Polkadot What web shop - which provides an interactive shopping experience that fosters your child’s creativity and empowers them to discover their inner selves.
So GET READY to create, GET SET and discover your inner you and GO be bold, expressing yourself in Polkadot What leggings!
Now it’s time to bring out the designer in you! Every customer will get the opportunity to pick and choose a shape or color for each leg of the legging in a simple three-step process.
STEP 1: Choose the collection and size.
STEP 2: Click on which print or color you like from the first column as your “1st leg” and then click on which print or color you like from the 2nd column as your 2nd leg.
All shapes or colors represent a personality type. Choose according to which best represents you!
STEP 3: Your legging combination is complete! Check out your creation in the main box and suggestions on how to style up your leggings!
NOTE: The shapes or colors from the first column can only be matched with shapes or colors in the second column. All shape and colors cannot be changed.
The prints of the brand are based on iconic shapes known and relatable to kids. Shapes are not only basic elements of design, they are bold, confident and fun - just like the Polkadot What girl - and hold universal meanings.
Fabrics for the leggings are made with the perfect blend of cotton and spandex - great for comfort and play.
*Ankle Shapes & Capris Shapes legging prints are hand-printed with inks that are water-based and not harmful to children’s skin.
“PASSION IS WHAT YOU DO FROM THE HEART. IT IS WHAT MAKES YOU BOUND OUT OF BED TO GET STARTED WITH THE DAY.”
Zani Suttle, Chief Happiness Officer of Polkadot What
Zani Suttle was born in the USA and raised in both Atlanta, Georgia and South Africa. After graduating with a Bachelors degree in Advertising and Journalism, Zani worked at several renowned advertising agencies in New York City such as: Publicis Worldwide, Laird and Partners, AR and Lipman. At each of these agencies, she worked on major beauty and fashion brands such as: L’Oreal, Lancome, Gap / Gapkids / BabyGap, Elie Tahari, Brooks Brothers, BCBG, to name a few.
After her years in the advertising industry, she expanded her wings and ventured into public relations and hospitality but then came full circle back to fashion where she worked at Zac Posen Studios and learned the ins and outs of a fashion brand.
Though fashion remained a constant in her life, it was her love and passion for making a difference in children that drove her to starting Polkadot What. Through Polkadot What, Zani fulfills her purpose by providing happiness, creativity and confidence to kids through fashion everyday.